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This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.

I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.

I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.

I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-27

It's more visible on dark haired men then on us fairer skinned and haired guys :-)

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Labot2001 (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-26

You should see my uncle's.

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Plasmana (author)2008-09-29

That looks pretty good!

Now, can you make a 36 strand braid?

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Goodhart (author)2008-09-26

Very nice. And so even in appearance, too

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2008-09-27

Thank you - it seems the secret to evenness is to select wools of equal thickness. The yarns I used here are, apparently, all "double knit" - US knitters call it "worsted", which is, apparently, pronounced wustid.

Kitewife is a fount of knowledge.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-27

Unreliable knowledge-we pronounce it "wer-stead".

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-27

But, in the country that invented the language, it's pronounced wustid.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-27

Oh, I thought you were saying it was pronounced that way in the US.

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bumpus (author)Kiteman2008-09-27

But in the country that has multiple linguistically differentiated pronunciations, its going to end up and be a bit distorted from the original term.
:D

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-09-27

Indeed she is. I didn't know that (I mean, I have seen the word worsted written, but never heard it nor bothered to look it up). :-)

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gmjhowe (author)2008-09-27